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FHLBank Pittsburgh's Public Policy Network (PPN) is a coalition of housing, economic development and financial industry advocates. Membership is free and includes invitations to events with members of Congress, monthly policy updates and quarterly conference calls featuring industry experts.

Public Policy Updates

Stay up-to-date on issues facing housing, economic development and the FHLBanks with Peter Knight’s monthly policy updates.

May 2017

Some things in Washington have not changed with the 2016 election. The Capitals hockey team continues to flame out early in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and the passage of all Federal appropriations bills, a central responsibility of government, continues to occur with strong bipartisan support. Appropriators, it seems, represent the last bastion of cooperation and concrete results in our nation's capital.

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April 2017

Washington is on pins and needles. April in the nation's capital could be remarkably intense. If the Washington Capitals lose early in these Stanley Cup Playoffs - well, it will be time to thaw the ice and drain another swamp.

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March 2017

The beginning of any new administration brings new agendas and approaches to governing, but the Trump administration has injected a remarkable amount of change in style and practice. This should come as no surprise to anyone since the president's promise to disrupt the regular Washington order is exactly why he won the election.

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January 2017

In less than two weeks, President Trump has fulfilled his major campaign pledge to shake up Washington and change the way the government operates. That is exactly why many of his supporters love him. He already has political and business leaders in Washington and around the globe guessing what his next move will be.

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December 2016

After the holiday presents are opened, the tasty delights experienced and the New Year heralded, a "new" Washington will emerge to manage the America's challenges.  

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November 2016

With the election results in, one group of Americans will undeniably experience a bleak future: hardy television station owners who will now have to live life without all that lucrative political ad revenue. Ads for consumer gadgets like the Pocket Fisherman and The Clapper just do not have the same budget. 

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Peter E. Knight, Director, Government Relations

Peter Knight, who joined FHLBank Pittsburgh in 2002, is responsible for directing the Government Relations Department.
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Allison Beresnyak Karakis, Government Relations Manager
Office: 412-288-7302

Allison Beresnyak Karakis, who joined FHLBank Pittsburgh in 2015, manages FHLBank Pittsburgh in-district government relations program, the Public Policy Network. 
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